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The basics of patent law - infringement and related actions
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 22 2017

In the UK, claims for patent infringement are governed by section 61 of the Patents Act 1977 ("PA"). They must be brought in the court unless the


The basics of patent law - initiating proceedings in the UK
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2017

This article is part of a series called 'The basics of patent law' that covers key information related to patent law, respectively: Types of


Types of intellectual property protection for inventions and granting procedure
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 8 2017

'The basics of patent law' covers key information relating to patent law, including: Types of intellectual property protection for inventions and


Ground-breaking declaratory relief from English High Court clears the route to market for Humira biosimilar
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2017

In a landmark judgment, the High Court has granted a novel type of declaratory relief to clear the route to market for a product facing a raft of


Patent law: 2016 year in review
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 15 2017

This article summarises noteworthy Canadian patent law decisions and developments from 2016. A wide variety of patent law issues were litigated and


"High stakes" patent action turned "damp squib"
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 23 2017

In Mediatube Corp. v. Bell Canada, 2017 FC 6, the Federal Court of Canada has rendered a patent infringement trial decision in a case involving an


Challenge to patentee’s right to elect between damages and accounting of profits rejected
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 11 2017

In Canada, it has long been the case that a successful patentee may elect between the statutory remedy of damages and, subject to the court’s


Canadian patent law: 2016 year in review
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 4 2017

A wide variety of patent law issues were litigated and decided upon in 2016. For instance, the Supreme Court considered the law of utility, the


Federal Court of Appeal grants minister of health the right to be wrong
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 30 2016

In an October 12 2016 decision (Teva Canada Limited v Pfizer Canada Inc, 2016 FCA 248) the Federal Court of Appeal upheld two decisions of the


Monetary consequences for falsely alleging patent infringement
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 21 2016

The Federal Court released a decision on Nov. 17, 2016 regarding two patent actions that were heard together.1 The actions were between Advantage